Katita Schloemann serving as safe environment coordinator for Diocese of Sacramento
Katita Schloemann has been appointed to serve as safe environment coordinator for the Diocese of Sacramento by Bishop Jaime Soto. She succeeds Mary Hastings, who served as safe environment coordinator for the diocese for the past several years.
Scholemann will direct the diocese’s safe environment program, which consists of four primary components, with training and education as the foundation of its ongoing success.
All priests, deacons, pastoral ministers, spiritual directors, administrators, employees and all volunteers in ministry must undergo thorough training on the Diocesan Code of Pastoral Conduct, child abuse prevention and the Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy. The diocese requires fingerprinting and background checks for all priests and deacons, and all employees and volunteers who have regular contact with children. The diocese engages in extensive and enhanced screening of all seminarian candidates, and personal safety education programs are implemented for all children and teens enrolled in Catholic faith formation classes and Catholic schools. Parents and guardians also receive workshops conducted by trained facilitators to equip parents with parallel information that guides and reinforces the material that children receive.
The diocese’s “Shield the Vulnerable” online training program for adults covers diocesan safe environment policies, child abuse prevention and mandated reporting laws for the state of California.
Schloemann has worked in marketing, event planning and coordinating, and as an instructional assistant and teacher at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Elk Grove, as well as a private instructional tutor for many years.
More information on the diocese's safe environment programs: http://www.diocese-sacramento.org/family_youth_young_adult/safe_environment_INTRO.html
By Julie Sly - Jul 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm